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Chapter 06

This verdict of the Tribunal was sent to the Consistory of Olomouc. When the members of the Consistory heard that the verdict had gone entirely in favour of the Jews, they immediately arranged their pleas and sent them to the High Court of Appeal at Prague, which had the power to impose pains and penalties and even to inflict capital punishment.

This action of theirs was made known to Rabbi Berush. With his friends’ help, he procured a copy of the verdict, and sent it at once to the leading princes of Prague, and besought them to use their influence on behalf of the Jews.

The judges of the High Court of Appeal enquired into the case as it had been drawn up by Prince A. They declared the decision of the Tribunal to be correct, and the Jews to be not guilty.

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